Balms are back to save your skin
My approach to balms is a little like Toula’s dad’s stance on Windex in My Big Fat Greek Wedding: apply it to anything – anything, at all – for instant relief. Got a rash? Balm. Puffy eyes? Balm. Dealing with a breakup? Balm. The infatuation (aka obsession) started early – my mum would layer papaw ointment onto any injury, ailment or issue, and hence the balm dependency was born. As far as habits go, it’s not too bad, as unlike Windex, balms are actually a legitimate multipurpose must-have whose powers extend far beyond just lip care. After all, if your skin is dehydrated, dull and distressed like mine (lucky us, right?), you’ll often need something more nourishing than a lightweight lotion. Think of balms as heartier, more concentrated, solid forms of your favourite ingredients, ready to break down and get to work once massaged into the skin. And, unlike lots of liquid formulas, they also generally don’t contain any water, so a little goes a long way, meaning you’re always getting more bang for your (balm) buck. Ready to build your balm wardrobe? We’ve found our favourites for everything; balms leave no skin issue or body part behind. Trust us; these products are actually the balm.
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